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What to Expect From Your First Orthodontic Appointment

If you had never been to an orthodontist before, this article is for you. We know that many patients are nervous and often don’t know what to expect at orthodontist appointment, but today we want to dispel your doubts and uncertainties about your first orthodontist consultation. So let’s go step by step. Before your first

TOOTH PAIN SYMPTOMS AND SELF EXAMINATION

Causes of Tooth Pain A tooth pain is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated. Dental infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of tooth pain. Pain may also occur after an extraction. Tooth pain sometimes originates from other areas

Why Clear Braces are Better Than Traditional Metal Braces?

Clear Braces vs Metal Braces If you compare clear braces vs metal braces, you will see that clear ceramic braces are amazing alternatives to traditional metal braces for a number of reasons. First of all, clear braces have an aesthetic advantage over the traditional one, as they tend to blend in more to the color

THE COLOR OF YOUR BRACES RUBBER BANDS REVEALS SECRETS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY!

One of the most exciting and fun parts of wearing braces are getting to choose the colors of your Braces rubber bands. Selecting the color of your braces bands can refresh your look and bring a smile to your face. Whether you want to express your creativity, match your braces bands with your outfit, or

SPRING ACTIVITIES? MOUTHGUARD FOR BRACES IS A MUST!

We are Welcoming this Spring with Open Arms! Now that spring is here, many of our patients start to play spring sports like baseball, softball and soccer. Our orthodontic teams here at Illinois and Colorado want our patients to have fun playing sports and we also want everyone to be aware of the importance of

HOW TO SIMPLIFY YOUR BRACES FIRST WEEK?

Some people have a fear of having braces because they think it can be painful at the very beginning of the treatment. We are here to reassure you that it’s not true! Our team came up with some tips that can help you overcome the challenges you might have in the beginning of your orthodontic

What Causes Bad Breath?

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. You want people to remember your confidence and smile, not your breath. Bad breath can make you feel less confident and have a negative impact on your social life. Lots of people who suffer from bad breath or halitosis are having the problem due to the oral bacteria.

EFFECTIVENESS OF MOUTHWASH VS FLOSSING

Even though the mouthwash plays an important role in improving your oral care, it can’t replace flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing have different functions, so we’d like to make you aware of them. There are two types of the mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. The cosmetic mouthwash provides only a temporary relief from bad breath and has

The Top 5 Myths About Orthodontics

Even though, orthodontics is becoming increasingly popular, there are still many people who doubt that orthodontics is something for them. We’d like to dispel your and concerns by explaining these myths in detail. Myth #1: My kid has to wait until their jaws and teeth are developed before visiting an orthodontist. The truth is that

IS IT NORMAL IF MY TEETH MOVE AFTER BRACES/INVISALIGN COME OFF?

You’ve finished a course of braces or Invisalign, have been wearing your retainer and still notice some tooth movement. If you’ve been experiencing this phenomenon – relax and take a deep breath. In most instances, it’s completely normal! Our orthodontists say the first three months after debonding (getting braces removed) are the most critical, as your

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